Louisiana Fun Facts
Information About Louisiana, Louisiana Geography, and Louisiana Schools
The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge and the largest city is New Orleans. The abbreviation for Louisiana is LA.
Residents of Louisiana are known as either Louisianans or Louisianans. The unofficial nickname of Louisiana is "Sportsman's Paradise." The state song is "Give Me Louisiana, You Are My Sunshine."
Louisiana's motto is " Union, justice, and confidence." The name Louisiana is of origin in honor of Louis XIV of France.
The state bird of Louisiana is the Eastern Brown Pelican. The Eastern Brown Pelican is about four feet long and weighs nine pounds.
Bordering states of Louisiana are Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. The major bodies of water flowing through Louisiana are the Mississippi River and Red River. The state flower is the Magnolia Blossom and the state tree is the Bald Cypress.
Louisiana is ranked 22 nd in population and received its statehood April 30, 1812.
Louisiana's main agriculture is rice, cotton and soybean. Other major industries in Louisiana are salt production, oil, natural gas and fishing.
There were 793,296 K12 students in the Louisiana public schools in 1996. Out of those students 64,136 were first grade students. There were also 47,334 K12 public school teachers in the Louisiana public schools system. There were a total of 1,477 Louisiana public schools in 1996.
(Source: IES National Center for Education Statistics)
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